Quantock April Events

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Easter Adventures at Fyne Court, 1st April – 16th April, Broomfield.

Hosted by National Trust Enjoy some brilliant natural activities and solve a puzzle to get your egg. Have a go at nature noughts and crosses, build dens, create natural egg nests and even have a go an welly wanging!  Easter trails are £3 per trail and there is no need to book. More information

Quantock Poetry Trail: Measureless, 1st – 23rd April, Studio 10, East Quay, Watchet.

Commissioned by QLPS. Audio-visual installation combining visual art and spoken word.  More information

Easter Photo Walk: Short Route, Wednesday 5th April, Lilstock.  

Hosted by QLPS.  This is a moderately flat, easy circular walk, from Lilstock Beach Car Park, including an introduction to the England Coast Path. Take in the coastal paths and surrounding areas; a stunning stretch of coast bordering the Quantock Hills. More information & booking.

Fossil Walks, Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April.  

Hosted by Watchet Visitors Centre & Gekoella. 2pm from Watchet Visitor Centre. £8 per person: £5 under 14.  Booking required. 01984 632101 or  email [email protected]

Soul Walk, Thursday 13th April, Dead Woman’s Ditch.  

Hosted by Get Outside Somerset. Join Walk Leader, Linda Deeley on a focussed walk on the beautiful Quantock Hills where the emphasis is on each step of the journey, noticing the landscape and allowing plenty of time for mindful reflection. More information & booking

Discovering Dragons, Thursday 13th April, 1pm.

Hosted by QLPS. Take a walking tour of the dragon’s den of the Quantocks. Search for clues and find the eggs around the secret lair of Shervage Wood.  We’ll unpack some of the mystery and myths surrounding these enigmatic beasts in an enthralling exploration of hidden heritage on the hills – and maybe we’ll unpack our own dragon eggs in the process? More information & booking

Talk & Tea: Remembering Jenny, Friday 14th April 2.30pm, Museum of Somerset Taunton.

Hosted by SW Heritage Trust. Unpicking folklore from history, Dan Broadbent, re-examines the evidence of one of Somerset’s most infamous murders, questioning what we think we know about the case of John Walford. Walford lived in Over Stowey on the Quantock Hills and was a contemporary of the poets Wordsworth and Coleridge who lived in the same village for a time. More information & booking.

Wildlife Discovery Day, 10am-2pm Saturday 29th April, Nether Stowey Church Centre.

Hosted by Friends of the Quantocks and QLPS. Learn about our local wildlife, get involved with the Quantock Wildlife Watch, join a wildlife walk (11am and 1pm), tips on widlife photography, fun activities for children and much more.